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Baked Orange Chicken

Baked Orange Chicken Florida Recipes

Baked Orange Chicken

Florida orange juice makes this special chicken recipe.


  • 8 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs or boneless
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 cup Florida orange Juice
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped


  • Preheat oven to 400° F.
  • Season chicken with thyme, oregano, salt and pepper and set aside.
  • Melt butter in a large oven-proof skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add chicken, skin-side down, and sear both sides until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Set aside.
  • Add garlic to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Stir in Florida orange juice, chicken stock, maple syrup, honey and rosemary and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Return chicken to skillet.
  • Place skillet into oven and roast until completely cooked through, about 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.


The glaze for the chicken can be used for pork and even vegetables if you want to get creative.